Monday, June 7, 2010

Bloody ethics committees

You try getting permission these days for this kind of research. It's like asking the Spanish Inquisition for approval to study an interesting new heresy.

Thus we are forced to conduct these experiments clandestinely at the Old Entomologist where no-one raises an eyebrow at such behaviour. We work in constant fear of discovery and the barstaff expect a big tip in return for their cooperation. But at the end of the day if the subject's hands stayed tied to the keyboard then we have a new blog-post, which makes it all worthwhile.

17 comments:

merc said...

The best of worlds in the best possible world.

strelu, that's not very safe.

Substance McGravitas said...

Go on. Animate that arm.

Smut Clyde said...

Tinypic would decide that the animation was "against their hosting policy" and have it down in no time.

Another Kiwi said...

These table-top experiments are the reason that the Riddled "Beef 'n' Burgundy" nights are not to be missed.

Substance McGravitas said...

Tinypic would decide that the animation was "against their hosting policy" and have it down in no time.

A little secret is that if you have a Google ID you have a Google website with (I think) 100MB of free space just sitting around doing nothing.

The only thing I've ever put on mine was a Paul Whiteman mp3, but it still works.

It also makes me wonder if I can do hideous things with frames...

merc said...

But but why have I never been invited to one of these nights?

thelect, not what you think, actually a very simple person, which may be what you think.

mikey said...

Psssshhhtt.

THAT'S a seizure? You clearly haven't had access to REAL methamphetamine.

For that matter, you haven't seen the people who sit up front at a Grateful Dead concert. 200+ minutes of continuous seizure without intake of water or sustenance. Pretty awesome...

Smut Clyde said...

On SMcG's insistence I have updated with an animated version.
Uploaded the GIF directly to my Picasa web album (rather than through the Blogger interface that seems to be the bottleneck), then linked to it.

HA HA she has a serious spider problem.

Substance McGravitas said...

GIF directly to my Picasa web album

Clever.

Solo pat-a-cake is the saddest pat-a-cake.

Snag said...

I'm with merc. What do I need to do to wrangle an invitation to a Beef and Burgundy night? And just out of curiousity, do you do your own butchering for that? Because I could be very helpful in that regard.

Smut Clyde said...

In the final stages of strip poker, even the cards are gone.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

For that matter, you haven't seen the people who sit up front at a Grateful Dead concert.

Ahem.
~

Another Kiwi said...

It doesn't mention an escalator in the research protocol but the subject, the table and the chair appears to be traveling backwards. I'm guessing that this somehow negates the fercious torque that jerking about would set up.
Snag and Merc tickets are in the mail, B.Y.O. cow!! we supply Algerian Burgundy and plastic sheeting

merc said...

I don't want to get all heavy and Milo on it BUT I do work in the Riddled Offices you know...Mercprodz Division, allied to the Joy Division with little need to be physically present on account of genius overload, any problem with this and I get Milo out of his bunker.

hootoosp, native African word juju.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

How about we go with chorizo and tequila afternoon?

merc said...

You zombies always with the tequila chorizo placationing. Milo will not be happy.

gustr, graphical user street, a google maps term meaning nothing at all.

M. Bouffant said...

Algerian Burgundy

Good stuff!! Don't remember the name, or which wk. the vintage was, but a litre in a plastic bottle for two French francs was not a deal to be missed!!